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Create a sense of movement in your action shots

Added on Tuesday 17th of March 2009 12:48 am EST
 

Application:

Adobe Photoshop CS/CS2/CS3/CS4

Operating Systems:

Macintosh, Microsoft Windows

In the article titled “Capture gorgeous panned shots without the dizziness” in this issue of Inside Photoshop, we showed you how you can use the Motion Blur filter to create movement in your image. But with so many blur filters available, why stick to just one?

Photoshop’s Radial Blur filter can also assist you in your quest to add a sense of motion to your static images without losing focus on the main subject, as shown in Figure A.

A

 

Note: To follow along with our example, download the file skier.zip from the URL given at the beginning of this article and extract the file skier.jpg. (Images provided by PhotoSpin. Some images modified for educational purposes.)

 

To add motion to an image:

1.          Launch Photoshop and open your image file.